The federal Americans with Disability Act (ADA) requires that local governments give people with disabilities an equal opportunity to benefit from all of their programs, services, and activities (for example: access to town buildings, programs in recreation areas, voting, and the ability to attend town meetings).
The ADA requires local governments to follow specific architectural standards in the new construction and alteration of their buildings. They also must relocate programs or otherwise provide access in inaccessible older buildings, and communicate effectively with people who have hearing, vision, or speech disabilities. They are required to make reasonable modifications to policies, practices, and procedures where necessary to avoid discrimination, unless they can demonstrate that doing so would fundamentally alter the nature of the service, program, or activity being provided.
Locally, complaints regarding ADA violations in terms of programs, services and activities provided by the Town of Mendon may be filed with the towns ADA coordinator. (Please note that programs, activities and services provided by the Mendon-Upton Regional School District should be referred to the school district).
|Kevin Rudden||ADA Coordinator|